Richland Hills police released the 911 calls from Brent Troy Bartel where he admits to a dispatcher that he carved a pentagram into his 6-year-old son, as well as a 911 call from a neighbor when Bartel's wife went next door to call for help. (The addresses have been taken out of the 911 call)
Brent Troy Bartel could face up to 20 years in prison if found guilty of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
The 39-year-old Bartel has a court hearing scheduled for Wednesday in Tarrant County, just west of Dallas.
Bartel called 911 on Dec. 12, 2012, and said he had shed "innocent blood," and etched the pentagram on his son because it was "a holy day," according to a recording of the call. It is not clear to which faith he was referring.
Police say Bartel smeared the boy's blood on the front doorway of his home.